International Law and Human Rights

Study mode:Full-time Languages: Spanish Duration:1 year
Local:$ 14.4k Foreign:$ 19.5k  
StudyQA ranking:248

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The Master in International Law and Human Rights offers students an in-depth review of the procedures and practice of international human rights bodies, at the global and UN level as well as at the regional level. Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions.

  • UPEACE Foundation Course
  • Public International Law
  • Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation
  • The United Nations System
  • International Human Rights Law 
  • Universal System for Protection of Human Rights
  • International Law Related to Armed Conflict
  • The Kurds between Past and Present Genocides in Iraq: Fresh Hopes or New Tragedies?
  • Globalization and Human Rights
  • Regional Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection
  • Counter-terrorism and Human Rights
  • Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring, and Evaluation
  • Protection of Refugees
  • International Labour Law
  • The Right to Peace
  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights 
  • Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas - Field Training
  • Technology and Human Rights
  • Graduation Project: ISP-Thesis
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Required Supporting Documents to be Uploaded:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
  • UPEACE Acknowledgment of Financial Responsibility
  • Copy of Passport (front page with photo only)
  • Passport size photo

The online application only requires electronic (PDF) scans of required documents. Should admission be granted, the following documents will be eventually be required in official hard copy:

  • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS) - if applicable
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts and Degree Certificate (and English translations if applicable)
  • Six passport size photos

Upon submission of the on-line application form and supporting uploaded documents, the UPEACE Admissions system will send an automatic confirmation email. The date and time of submission will be noted in the system. Applications received after the established relevant deadline will be transferred for the subsequent academic year.

Each application received by the established deadline will be reviewed for completeness. A second acknowledgment will be sent to the applicant by the Admissions Officer informing whether or not the application is complete and able to be passed on for academic review.

We are not able to provide any information about the status of applicants over the phone or to third parties. Information will only be provided using the email entered by the applicant in the on-line application form.

Statement of purpose

The statement of purpose must be between 500 and 1,000 words and state the applicants name, the programme to which they are applying, and clear responses to the following questions:

  • Why have you decided to apply to this programme?
  • What are your expectations from this programme?
  • What are your career plans after completing this programme?
  • What type of multicultural exchanges have you had that would inform your academic experience in this programme?

Letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required for all applicants. The letters should be from faculty or academic advisors from your academic experience or managers or other superiors from a professional work environment who are qualified to evaluate applicant's potential for graduate study. The letters need to include the referees title, their relation to, and how long they've known the applicant. The letters should also outline specific examples of applicant's work and why the referee feels the applicant is a fit for the specific UPEACE programme.

Examples of valid referees or recommenders are:

  • Faculty, deans, or professors
  • Academic advisors
  • Immediate supervisors
  • Research project managers
  • Mentors in a superior position in the workplace, volunteer, or University setting

Tution and administrative fees: 19500 USD

Conditions of UPEACE Scholarships & Financial Assistance

The prospective applicant has to be admitted to UPEACE in order to receive any possibility of financial assistance from the University, the latter of which is subject to the following conditions:

  • The financial assistance awarded is non-negotiable.
  • The scholarships/waivers do not apply to the US$ 2,500 administrative fee. This fee is mandatory for all students and is non-refundable if the student wishes to withdraw from UPEACE before completing his/her degree. Admitted students must comply with this financial obligation to UPEACE according to the required deadline outlined in their official admissions documents.
  • Applicant are only eligible for one waiver category per application period. Waiver categories cannot be combined.
  • Applicants eligible for a 50% waiver must apply directly through the UPEACE Admissions Office.

Automatic Scholarships/Waivers

30% Tuition Waiver (Automatic)

Available to M.A. and Doctorate students that meet one of the following criteria:

  • Citizen or nationals of a signatory state to the UPEACE Charter
  • Students who have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a partner university
  • Peace Corps veterans

50% Tuition Waiver (Automatic) 

Available to M.A. and Doctorate students that meet one of the following criteria:

  • Professors from a partner university
  • Costa Rican citizens and residents (host country)
  • Current, full-time UN employees and volunteers
  • Documented refugee or asylee

30% or 50% Tuition Waiver (Merit Based) - Available to Master's applicants who do not belong to the above categories. These waivers are offered in limited number and will be awarded by merit, not financial condition. These waivers are not available to doctorate students.

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